Tyco Fire Protection Recalls Simplex Fire Alarm Control Panels Due to Failure to Activate (Recall Alert)

A defective chip in certain alarm panels produced between 3/15/2014 – 6/20/2014 and used exclusively in commercial settings can cause premature battery failure and prevent activation of devices during alarm conditions.

Recall date: November 20, 2014
Recall number: 15-709
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    Simplex 4100ES Fire Alarm Control panel

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Simplex 4100ES Fire Alarm Control Panel

Hazard:

A defective chip in the alarm panel can cause premature battery failure and prevent activation of devices during alarm conditions, posing a risk of injury and property damage.

Consumer Contact:

Tyco at (800) 746-7539 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.tycosimplexgrinnell.com and click on the Recall Alert button.

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Recall Details

Units

About 750

Description

The recalled Simplex 4100ES Fire Control Panel is an addressable fire alarm control panel that can support up to 2,500 addressable points, fire alarm and emergency voice communications and peer-to-peer networking operations. The metal cabinets containing the panel are red or white and measure about 22 inches to 56 inches in height, 24 inches in width and 7 inches in depth.  The panels have Simplex 4100ES printed on the front of the panel.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported.

Remedy

SimplexGrinnell is inspecting and replacing all circuit boards with the defective chip. Simplex Grinnell and Tyco are contacting purchasers directly.

Sold exclusively at

SimplexGrinnell from March 2014 through June 2014 for about $4,000.

Importer

SimplexGrinnell, of Boca Raton, Fla.

Manufactured in

Mexico

  • Simplex 4100ES Fire Alarm Control panel